Lakers’ Lonzo Ball out at least 1 more week with ankle woes

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball wants no longer no longer up to one extra week to improve from his bone bruise and sprained ankle.

The Lakers’ medical workers evaluated the level guard Thursday.

Ball has neglected 14 consecutive games since Jan. 19, when he sprained his left ankle in a collision with Houston’s James Harden. The Lakers projected Ball would leave out four to six weeks, and he’s going to cross six weeks this weekend.

The Lakers thought to re-buy into consideration Ball in a single week, the team says. They’re 5-9 in his absence.

Ball is averaging 9.9 aspects, 5.4 assists and 5.3 rebounds while playing sturdy protection in his 2nd NBA season.

Rajon Rondo returned to the Lakers’ beginning lineup Wednesday of their 125-119 victory over Novel Orleans.

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